Stay Active As You Age with Help from Concordia Lutheran Ministries
April 30, 2015 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsApril 30, 2015 - Getting older is inevitable, but aging doesn't have to leave you inactive as well. Discover the secrets to staying active with help from Concordia Lutheran Ministries.
Sometimes all it takes to help you feel young is adding a little get up and go to your lifestyle. Many seniors seek out senior living communities to provide them with endless opportunities to stay active and healthy well into their senior years.
According to Everyday Health, exercising only becomes more important as you age, especially if you are looking to lead a healthier and happier life in retirement.
While many seniors feel that they are unable to work out on a daily basis, there are often plenty of opportunities for exercise in your everyday life. In fact, many seniors find that they exercise outside of the gym more than they do in the gym. Sometimes all it takes is a good, old-fashioned walk to help you get the heart pumping and health benefits flowing.
Adding a little more activity to your daily life doesn't have to be hard. Incorporating exercise into your daily routine may be as simple as making it a part of what you are already doing. For example, rather than driving to the local park, opt to take a walk and take in the scenery along the way.
Another tip is to grab a friend or two for some support. Incorporating your friends into the mix helps you remain committed to your daily exercise routine, and can become a great social activity to help you feel like an active member of any senior living community.
No matter how you exercise, it is important to realize when you've hit your limit. Overdoing your exercise routine can increase strain on the muscles throughout your body, and some research suggests that moderate physical activity is more beneficial than exercising under strenuous conditions.
Your retirement years are meant to be lived to their fullest potential. Discover the secrets to staying active and involved as you age by checking out Concordia's newest white paper at http://www.concordialm.org/blog/secrets-staying-active-age.
Living happily and healthily isn't as hard when you move into one of the many senior living communities from Concordia Lutheran Ministries. From the moment you step onto one of our locations, Concordia's senior living communities help you feel at home in our lovely environments. Discover how our caring staff can help you achieve a happier and healthier retirement by visiting www.concordialm.org.